January 21, 2010

Lactose Intolerance vs. Allergy

Again, I would like to reiterate that a baby cannot be allergic to it's mothers milk. A baby is allergic to foreign proteins present in it's mother's milk (ie. cow's milk protein, wheat, eggs, etc). Also, a baby is not lactose intolerant. It is more likely that the baby has a food allergy or due to foremilk/hindmilk imbalance.

Here are some great articles that a friend of mine shared with me. Happy reading!

http://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/bfinfo/lactose.html
http://www.llli.org/ba/Nov98.html
http://www.kellymom.com/babyconcerns/lactose-intolerance.html